Programs & Events

Oracle State Park

Self-guided tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Ongoing Daily

Visit the park office/gift-shop and take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home.


Guided Tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Saturdays and Sundays   11:00 a.m.

Drop in for a guided tour of the Historic Kannally Ranch House. Tours last about 45-minutes and include a ton of interesting information about this historic family and their time in Oracle.


Star Party and Guest Speaker

March 24, 2018   6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dr. John Barentine of the International Dark-Sky Association returns to Oracle State Park and offers his extremely educational program “Under Ancient Skies: The Archaeo-astronomy of the Desert Southwest.” Dr. Barentine's talk will be followed by a Star Party!


Blue Moon Sky Viewing/Trail Music Extravaganza

March 31, 2018   5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Take a pre-sunset walk along the Nature Trail Loop while enjoying live music from various artists along the way. When you're done, relax on the Ranch House Patio as the sun sets to watch the Blue Moon rise.


Guided Plant Walk

April 8, 2018   9:30 a.m.

Learn about the “Plants of the Ecotone” on the trail with your guide Chuck LeFevre.  An ecotone is a boundary where adjacent biotic communities overlap and mingle; Oracle is rich with plant species within these diverse areas.


Native Snakes of Tucson

April 15, 2018   1:00 p.m.

Bob Elder of the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum presents a 45-minute Power-Point program will examine the taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of some of the more common snakes found in the Tucson area.


2018 Trail Run Series: Oracle Campout Experience

Friday, April 20, 2018   6:00pm.

Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a first-time camper, this campout event will provide incredible outdoor experiences and memories to last a lifetime!


Oracle Earth Day Spectacular

April 22, 2018   12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The regionally popular Cardells are on hand to perform their best mix of classic rock and witty humor. Their high energy shows feature an intense blend of lights, video, costumes, and epic cinematography.


Eggs, Nests, and Happy Hour!

April 27, 2018   4:00 p.m.

Kathe Anderson, we’ll take a closer look at the remarkable anatomy of an egg and life of a family bird unit. Take an informal hike before enjoying happy hour back at the Kannaly Ranch House!


Birding and Breakfast

April 28, 2018   6:30 a.m.

Join Kathe Anderson, resident birding expert, on an early morning stroll through Oracle State Park in search of the various bird species that call this beautiful place home.


Wildlife Hike

April 28, 2018   8:30 a.m.

Get an intimate view of Oracle State Park during a seven mile hike through the beautiful rolling high desert of Southern Arizona.


Phenology Workshop: Define Seasonal Changes in Plants and Animals

April 29, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Phenology refers to key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year – such as flowering, emergence of insects and migration of birds – especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. Join Plant enthusiast, Hillary Cox on a short journey through the park to discuss these unique changes of nature. Free with park admission.


Star Party at Oracle State Park

September 01, 2018   7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association has graciously provided 10 of their high quality telescopes for this Star Party event! Astronomers will be on site to answer questions and discuss the elements of the night sky as darkness descends.